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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Oct 22, 2004 5:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Newbies Observation

while i agree the archive needs better reviews, I think it isn't the system but the users at fault. People who just rate it 5 of 5 and say 'this band rocks!' are contributing minimal goodness to the future interpretation of that particular show. fighting among users happens but we hope to curb that some with this statement on the review page:

"Please limit your comments to issues pertaining to the show and sound quality, not other reviewers."

and it is up to the users to make a worthwhile review talking about the sound quality of the recording, the show quality, etc... the archive system can only do so much, it is up to the users to make good reviews. just my point of view. And if i come across a show that someone rated 5/5 and just said 'this band is great!' i'd still appreciate that over 0 reviews at all, espeucally since there are so many shows, many with 1,000-2,000 downlaods! with 0 reviews... just thinking out loud.


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Poster: NiKnight3 Date: Oct 23, 2004 7:28am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Newbies Observation

The other thing past what Tyler said is that some people don't have the luxury of browsing shows as easily as others; if they have capped bandwidth or a slow connection (low broadband or... hopefully not... dial-up), the lossless format of files on here makes it really hard to preview a show. The MP3/OGGs fix that, but that's still creeping into the LMA mainstream. The ratings system gives users that don't have the opportunity to use a fast connection a quick glance at what will probably be the best download for their buck (uhh... even though they don't pay).